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Diabetes Burnout

Living with type 1 diabetes is a daily struggle that can prove stressful and exhausting. In addition, it can turn into a vicious circle that leads to a lack of motivation, poorer glycemic control, a greater risk of diabetes-related complications and a decreased quality of life.  “Diabetes is unique as a disease because the self-management … Read more

Highlights of the ATTD 2020 Congress

The annual ATTD conference (Advanced Technologies & Treatment for Diabetes) was held from February 19 to 22, 2020 in Madrid (Spain). This conference presents the latest research in terms of technologies and therapies for the treatment of diabetes. Here is some news that caught the attention of the BETTER team: A new artificial pancreas in … Read more

Treatment Options for LADA

Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA), also called “slow-onset type 1 diabetes,” is often misdiagnosed from the start.  Since LADA develops later in life than typical type 1 diabetes (generally after the age of 30), front-line healthcare professionals often mistake it for type 2 diabetes. In fact, in LADA, as in type 1 diabetes, antibodies … Read more

Blood Sugar Management and Quality of Life With FreeStyle Libre

An increasing number of people living with insulin-treated diabetes use or want to use continuous glucose monitoring systems. One of these systems, the FreeStyle Libre, has been covered under the RAMQ in Quebec since July 2019 under certain conditions, allowing more people to have access to this technology. The FreeStyle Libre is a Flash glucose … Read more